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Was the starter in center field in 2016 after playing at second base in 2015 ... patient hitter who was the leadoff batter in 2016 ... a career .280 hitter with a .392 on-base percentage in 110 games (110 starts) over two seasons ... has 16 doubles, three triples, 14 homers, 72 RBIs, 85 runs, 64 walks, 16 hit-by-pitches and nine steals ... two-time All-ACC Academic selection ... two-time ACC Academic Honor Roll member ... No. 88 college prospect for the 2017 draft by D1Baseball in the preseason.

2016: All-ACC Academic selection ... ACC Academic Honor Roll member ... hit .294 with 67 runs, eight doubles, two triples, 11 homers, 46 RBIs, a .412 on-base percentage, 43 walks, 10 hit-by-pitches and seven steals in 64 starts in center field ... tied for seventh in the nation in runs ... second in the ACC in runs and 10th in walks ... led the team in at-bats (255), runs and bunt singles (2) ... hit a team-high .338 with two outs ... was the leadoff batter in all 64 games ... had 20 multiple-hit games and 11 multiple-RBI games ... hit .391 after the fifth inning ... was 3-for-4 with a triple and 11 RBIs with the bases loaded ... had an 11-game hitting streak in March ... reached base in 27 consecutive games from March to April ... had a 10-game hitting streak from April to May ... went 2-for-4 with a homer, four RBIs, three runs and a steal against Maine on Feb. 21 ... went 2-for-4 with two homers, four RBIs and a walk against James Madison on Feb. 26 ... went 3-for-4 with a run and steal against Wofford on March 1 ... went 2-for-3 with a homer, triple, RBI, two runs, two walks and a steal against No. 18 South Carolina at Greenville, S.C., on March 5; received the Bob Bradley Award ... hit a homer at Wake Forest on March 11 ... went 3-for-4 with two runs and a walk at The Citadel on March 16 ... went 1-for-3 with a homer, RBI, three runs and two walks at No. 4 Miami (Fla.) on March 25 ... went 4-for-5 with two homers and a team-season-high 10 total bases at No. 4 Miami (Fla.) on March 27; was 7-for-14 with three homers, one double and five runs in the series ... went 2-for-5 with two doubles, two runs and a walk at Furman on March 29 ... went 2-for-5 with two runs and a hit-by-pitch against Pittsburgh on April 1 ... went 2-for-2 with three walks at No. 6 Louisville on April 16 ... went 2-for-3 with a run and two steals against Georgia on April 19 ... hit a homer against Georgia Tech on April 23 ... went 2-for-5 with two RBIs, two runs, including the walkoff run in the 11th inning, and a walk against Furman on May 4 ... went 1-for-2 with two RBIs, two runs, a walk and hit-by-pitch against No. 9 NC State on May 6 ... led off the ninth inning with a single and scored the winning run on Weston Wilson’s walkoff single against No. 9 NC State on May 8 ... went 2-for-5 with a double, four RBIs and three runs against College of Charleston on May 10 ... went 2-for-6 with a double, RBI and two runs at Notre Dame on May 20 ... hit the go-ahead sacrifice fly in the ninth inning against No. 8 Virginia in the ACC Tournament on May 26 ... hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning to tie the score against Wake Forest in the ACC Tournament on May 28 ... went 2-for-5 with a triple, four RBIs and two runs against No. 11 Florida State in the ACC Tournament on May 29 ... went 1-for-4 with a homer, two runs and a walk against Western Carolina in the Clemson Regional on June 5 ... No. 58 sophomore in the nation in the preseason by Perfect Game ... played for Chatham in the Cape Cod League in the summer, where he hit .278 with seven runs, three doubles, one triple, five RBIs and one steal in 22 games.

2015: All-ACC Academic selection ... ACC Academic Honor Roll member ... hit .256 with 18 runs, eight doubles, one triple, three homers, 26 RBIs, a .360 on-base percentage, 21 walks, six hit-by-pitches and two steals in 46 starts (35 at second base and 11 as the DH) ... had a .970 fielding percentage, committing only five errors in 164 chances ... hit .348 with runners on base and .372 with runners in scoring position ... had 16 two-out RBIs ... had 11 multiple-hit games ... went 3-for-4 with a run in the second game of a doubleheader against Maine at Augusta, Ga. on Feb. 21 ... went 2-for-4 with a triple and two RBIs against No. 10 South Carolina on Feb. 27 ... hit a two-run homer, the first long ball of his career, in the first game of a doubleheader against Notre Dame on March 14 ... went 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs at Coastal Carolina on March 20 ... went 2-for-5 with a homer, double, three RBIs and two runs at Virginia Tech on March 21 ... was hit by a 3-2 pitch with two outs in the ninth inning to score the walkoff run against Furman on March 31 ... went 2-for-4 with a homer against Georgia on April 7 ... went 2-for-4 with a double, two RBIs and a steal at Boston College on April 10 ... suffered a shoulder injury at Wofford on May 5 and missed the rest of the season ... No. 88 freshman in the nation in the preseason by Perfect Game ... No. 12 ACC prospect for the 2017 draft in the preseason by Perfect Game.

Before Clemson: Received All-America honors ... state player-of-the-year as a senior ... state All-Star Game selection ... all-district and all-region as a sophomore ... all-district as a freshman ... No. 331 player and No. 70 outfielder in the nation and No. 11 player in Virginia by Perfect Game ... member of the state championship football team as a freshman ... lettered four times in baseball and two times in football at Poquoson High School, where he was coached by Kenny Bennett.

Personal: His father, Chris, played baseball at Florida State and Virginia Commonwealth ... his brother, Chad, played baseball at Virginia Tech and made his major league debut with the Oakland Athletics in 2016 ... majoring in sports communication ... born Chase Alexander Pinder on March 16, 1996 in Poquoson, Va.


*Courtesy Clemson Media Guide

S T A T S

Year       Avg  GP-GS    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   TB  SLG%  BB HBP  SO GDP   OB%  SF  SH  SB-ATT   PO   A   E  FLD%
Year       Avg  GP-GS    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   TB  SLG%  BB HBP  SO GDP   OB%  SF  SH  SB-ATT   PO   A   E  FLD%
2015....  .256  46-46   160   18   41   8   1   3   26   60  .375  21   6  22   5  .360   2   2   2-3     69  90   5  .970
2016....  .294  64-64   255   67   75   8   2  11   46  120  .471  43  10  40   7  .412   3   1   7-11   158   3   4  .976
TOTAL...  .280 110-110  415   85  116  16   3  14   72  180  .434  64  16  62  12  .392   5   3   9-14   227  93   9  .973


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